April 11, 2018

World Accreditation Day 2018

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June 9 is World Accreditation Day and this year’s theme focuses on how accreditation delivers a safer world.

World Accreditation Day is a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.


The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, and safety in all aspects of our lives is universally shared. But statistics show this expectation is not matched by reality. Closing this gap is a vital consideration for government, regulators, and businesses as they strive to keep people safer in their work lives, their domestic lives, their journeys, and all other parts of their lives.

As in previous years, the World Accreditation Day will be celebrated around the globe with national events, seminars, and press and media coverage, to provide an opportunity to explore how accreditation can help deliver a safer world and to support businesses, government, and regulators in finding standards, conformity assessment, and accreditation tools to support them in this goal.

IAF and ILAC make a number of items available for World Accreditation, including a poster and brochure, and a joint statement issued by the chairs of IAF and ILAC.

A video, Delivering a Safer World, has been published on ILAC and IAF’s YouTube channel to support World Accreditation Day.

Read about ANSI’s work to deliver a safer world through accreditation.

The World Accreditation Day 2018 poster, brochure, and joint IAF-ILAC statement are available for download:
Poster – print version    Poster – web version
Brochure – print version    Brochure – web version
Joint IAF-ILAC Statement 

Making the Case for Accreditation

Need help deciding or convincing others that accreditation is right for your organization? You can find case studies and research on the benefits and value of standards, accreditation, certification, inspection, and testing at the Business Benefits and Public Sector Assurance websites.

Media Inquiries

Mary Kolberg

Manager, Communications